Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)
Peak District local information
When to see: June-August
Where to see: Unimproved grassland on well-drained soil.
Caterpillar food plant: Bents (Agrostis spp.), Fescues (Festuca spp.)
Peak District status: Very common and widespread in all parts of the Peak District in rough grassland areas. Emerges early-mid June and seen throughout July and August-September with a few exceptionally persisting into early October.